What's happening in the Junction?

Say “I Do!” Wedding Walk

Time

February 21, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street and Railroad Avenue

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Plan your big day one “step” at a time! Join us for our first Valley Junction Wedding Walk to see what the stores in Valley Junction have to offer for your special day.

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Spring Gallery Night

Time

April 10, 2015
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Friday, April 10th is Historic Valley Junction’s Spring Gallery Night. Many galleries will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring new artwork by regional, national, and international artists. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the galleries, many other Valley Junction shops and restaurants are open extended hours for the event.

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Earth Day in the Junction

Time

April 19, 2015
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Join us for the 10th Annual Earth Day in the Junction Celebration on Sunday, April 19th.

This celebration of Earth Day includes a 5K run/walk, a diverse group of exhibitors, children’s activities, demonstrations, live music and food.

For more information, please visit www.earthdayinthejunction.com.

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Cinco de Mayo Festival

Time

May 2, 2015
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

200 & 300 blocks of 5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Celebrating the Mexican heritage of many railroad workers during the establishment years of Valley Junction, this festival is an opportunity to recognize the Mexican community who helped James Jordan’s vision of bringing the railroad to the Des Moines area become a reality. In honor of our strong heritage, we will also present a proclamation and announcement of our Cinco de Mayo King and Queen.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

May 7, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

May 14, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Spring Art Market

Time

May 17, 2015
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

A wide variety of items will be available at this juried art show, including paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber and much more.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

May 21, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Smokin’ in the Junction

Time

May 23, 2015
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

We are excited to announce the 7th Annual Smokin’ in the Junction BBQ Contest on Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd & 24th. Join us for hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids activities, inflatables, the beer garden and two days full of fun! This event will be held from 12:00 – 10:00 pm on Saturday, and from 12:00 – 9:00 pm on Sunday.

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Smokin’ in the Junction

Time

May 24, 2015
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

We are excited to announce the 7th Annual Smokin’ in the Junction BBQ Contest on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th & 25th. Join us for hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids activities, inflatables, the beer garden and two days full of fun! This event will be held from 12:00 – 10:00 pm on Saturday, and from 12:00 – 9:00 pm on Sunday.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

May 28, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

June 4, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Mustang Car Show

Time

June 7, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Our annual car show is open to all Ford powered vehicles. With many different classes of cars, we attract a large variety of top-notch show cars from all over the mid-west.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

June 11, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Summer Antique Jamboree

Time

June 14, 2015
8:00 AM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Step back in time and enjoy bagging some old treasures from the past! Historic Valley Junction will be celebrating its annual Antique Jamboree on Sunday, June 7th. Rain or shine, the antique show will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the 5th Street area of West Des Moines’ Historic Valley Junction. The Antique Jamboree is one of the largest outdoor antique shows in the Midwest. FREE admission and parking to the public.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

June 18, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

June 25, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

July 2, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Independence Day Street Celebration

Time

July 3, 2015
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

This evening will feature live music, food and fun for the entire family. The celebration will be held in Railroad Park and the 100 block of 5th Street after the completion of the West Des Moines Independence Day Parade (approximately 6:00 – 11:00 pm).

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

July 9, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

July 16, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

July 23, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Junkin’ in the Junction

Time

July 25, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

West Des Moines, IA

Details

Join us for junkin’ time to find some vintage treasures in Historic Valley Junction!

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

July 30, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

August 6, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

August 13, 2015
4:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

August 20, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

August 27, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

September 3, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

September 10, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Fall Antique Jamboree

Time

September 13, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Step back in time and enjoy bagging some old treasures from the past! Historic Valley Junction will be celebrating its annual Antique Jamboree on Sunday, September 13th. Rain or shine, the antique show will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the 5th Street area of West Des Moines’ Historic Valley Junction. The Antique Jamboree is one of the largest outdoor antique shows in the Midwest. FREE admission and parking to the public.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

September 17, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Fall Art & Upcycle Market

Time

September 20, 2015
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

A wide variety of items will be available at this juried art show, including paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber and much more. This year, we are re-vamping the Fall Art Market by adding repurposed and upcycled items!

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

September 24, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

October 1, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Fall Gallery Night

Time

October 9, 2015
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Friday, October 9th is Historic Valley Junction’s Fall Gallery Night. Many galleries will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring new artwork by regional, national, and international artists. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the galleries, many other Valley Junction shops and restaurants are open extended hours for the event.

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Pumpkin Walk

Time

October 25, 2015
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event! The Pumpkin Walk features trick-or-treating, children’s activities and more.

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